La Placita de Santurce

La Placita de Santurce, San Juan: Hours, Address, La Placita de Santurce Reviews: 4.5/5

La Placita de Santurce
4.5
Neighborhoods • Bars & Clubs
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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LaPlacita de Santurce is a muststop for anyone visiting Puerto Rico. It was founded more than 100 years ago asa two-tiered market square, full of shops to buy fruit, vegetables, meat,medical offices and much more. Now, in the day it functions like a market placewith some open restaurants and in the night from 6:00 in the afternoon theFamous "Placita de Santurce" comes tolife. There are recognized restaurants and local kiosk that sell fried foods likeempanadillas, alcapurrias and bacalaitos.From Thursday to Sunday the atmosphere increases in the Placita. Here you can dance salsa or merengue with live music,listen to jazz, rock band, sing karaoeke or have a good time in the night clubs. History, food and nightlife all in one place.
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exotictraveler123
Garland, TX8 contributions
Jan 2022
This place was recommended by our hotel staff, the live Salsa/Bomba band was nice, people was dancing in the streets and having a good time. There were bars and clubs that lined the streets, no cover charge. In the front area there were a younger crowd and in the center there were more mature people enjoying and dancing to live band.
Written January 25, 2022
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Luca M
New York City, NY531 contributions
Jun 2021
Good vibes in this spot. I think the hearth of Puerto Rico's nightlife.

You can find good spots to drink and listen good music.

It's very crowded, so don't go there late or you won't find any seat or space. Don't go there with your car or you won't find any parking and you will stay stuck in traffic for hours.
Written June 2, 2021
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marcain
Washington DC, DC202 contributions
Feb 2022
The market in the center of the square is pretty small, but has great vegetable vendors. The market square is ringed by a ton of restaurants (Sea Senor looked the best menu, and was great). The whole square gets very lively in the evenings, with a clear competition among the bars and restos to outdo each other with amplification that goes to 11 and beyond. Lots of fun here.
Written March 4, 2022
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Tamara M
Atlanta, GA1,322 contributions
Dec 2019
My husband and I have been visiting La Placita for years and each time we go we enjoy it even more. It is a fun night out, where you can have good food, mix with the locals and enjoy great music and dancing. On our last visit, we ate at Captain Rum, just had some empanadas and drinks there and they were very good. The music was wonderful and we enjoyed watching the people dance.
Written January 14, 2020
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Niketa M
Fayetteville, NC1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Couples
My husband and I wanted to hang out a little while we were in PR. We decided to hang out here. Please don’t go to early because he come to life around 10:00. We caught a Uber and was there around 9:00 because since Covid we were told that restaurants close at 11:00 but the clubs stayed open until 5:00am. This reminded me of a Bourbon Street ( New Orlean)Vibe. Music blasting in the street from clubs, people walking and talking, enjoying themselves. I am going to say I avoid the clubs I did run in an purchase alcohol and back out to the street ( this is Covid). People where every where. I was told by my Uber driver that it gets so pack that people are shoulder to shoulder. Also I want to mention if you call an Uber do it from the bridge. It get so pack that they can’t come in the courtyard so that is the designated spot. I didn’t know and the Uber driver canceled on me and charged me 3.00 cancellation fee. Overall it was a good experience. Oh yeah ladies no heels!!! You want to be comfortable
Written August 28, 2021
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SNOWDAY6
Lares, Puerto Rico544 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
The problem is that when you go to a place like this one, without parking, no security, full of youngsters, and without rules, it should be a blast (depending of your company) at low prices. But no. Expensive very average food, expensive low quality drinks, and hot humid weather is what you got. If you then decided for one of the restaurants around, beware of them. Specially SANTAELLA restaurant which is a tourist trap.
Written January 9, 2020
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CristianaC12
Princeton, NJ12 contributions
Feb 2020
Wow! This place was alive!!! A whole 2 square blocks shut down to traffic. Tons of restaurants and bars. Loud music from both speakers and live bands. People dancing in the streets. I even saw one guy in a wheel chair chilling on a patio drinking from a six pack he'd bought. No rules either. It was fun.
Written February 25, 2020
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jehenson81
Washington DC, DC22,125 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
This place has a split personality. During the day it is a fruit and vegetable market, at night it is a party location with tons of bars. I went there during the day and treated myself to a piece of fruit from one of the vendors. I could see the bars that surround it and the evidence of a heavy night of partying from the night before. Looks like it could be fun.
Written November 13, 2021
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patwilso
Curaçao3 contributions
Oct 2019
There are some good restaurants in this area, but the sidewalks are crumbling and it's poorly lit, so walking around at night while there's lots of drunk people stumbling around can get a little messy. It's definitely not a place to take kids. More of an outdoor "meat market" type environment for singles.
Written February 11, 2020
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Lissettem3
West Palm Beach, FL11 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
First time in Placita Santurce... Loved the Music. The Salsa Live Bands were Awesome!!!! This crowd and atmosphere was great. Listening to old school salsa brought fond memories of my tounger years!
Written February 24, 2020
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